This is an archived copy of the Xen.org mailing list, which we have preserved to ensure that existing links to archives are not broken. The live archive, which contains the latest emails, can be found at http://lists.xen.org/
Home Products Support Community News


Re: [Xen-users] Performance difference of running Linux in PV or FV mod

To: howard chen <howachen@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Performance difference of running Linux in PV or FV mode?
From: "Fajar A. Nugraha" <fajar@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 21:16:49 +0700
Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Delivery-date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 07:17:39 -0700
Envelope-to: www-data@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <b66ddc900904120344j4ff48747ve5df6e7d7f50705f@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
List-help: <mailto:xen-users-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=help>
List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>
List-post: <mailto:xen-users@lists.xensource.com>
List-subscribe: <http://lists.xensource.com/mailman/listinfo/xen-users>, <mailto:xen-users-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=subscribe>
List-unsubscribe: <http://lists.xensource.com/mailman/listinfo/xen-users>, <mailto:xen-users-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=unsubscribe>
References: <b66ddc900904120344j4ff48747ve5df6e7d7f50705f@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 5:44 PM, howard chen <howachen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey,
> I have installed Ubuntu 8.10 with FV mode.
> I use this server for web server (command line mode only, no X window)
> So should I hack my current installation into a PV mode for production use?

Depends on what you need. In general PV guest would provide better performance.
If you absolutely need to use HVM (a.k.a Fully Virtualized) guest, be
sure to use PV drivers when possible.

You might also be interested in this

> In fact, any min. performanc gain suppose I should get? (Any bechmark?)

I measured disk and network performance (with dd and iperf) comparing
Windows HVM guest (with and without GPLPV) and Linux PV guest on
opensolaris dom0. Not exactly the comparison you're looking for, and
it might not reflect actual performance for real-life load, but it
should give a basic idea of the performance difference you're going to




Xen-users mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>